You have heard the saying, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” This is unequivocally true in all sectors of life, including disability ministry.
Do you know where most families affected by disability get their first impression of your church?
Online! Does your disability ministry have an online presence? If not, you may have some work to do. Many families will never show up in person if they are not impressed or at minimum informed about your ministry by what they read online. Here is a list of things to include on your church website.
After families have seen you online having an in-person visit is much more likely. The next thing to consider is your church campus. Is it fully accessible? If not, it will communicate a message that is not consistent with your heart. If you are not sure if your church campus is accessible download our church campus accessibility checklist.
Now you are well on your way to making a great first impression!
Below are two different things you can offer for families before they ever show up.